The Next Generation Telescope

The Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO) is a large infrared/optical/ultraviolet space telescope recommended by the National Academies’ Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s. The HWO would be the first telescope designed specifically to search for signs of life on planets orbiting other stars.

Target List

Table 1. System properties for the proposed 164 HWO targets by Harada et al. (2024). Check the paper or the SPORES Catalog for data explanation. The data in this table is also available in CSV format in this link.